We’re still feeling the excitement from our time at the International Home and Housewares Show, where we saw a ton of new products that we want to talk about more.
This article will cover some of our favorites from the show, including items available now and some that are set to launch later this year. A few of our favorites are not ~brand new~ but are instead new to us and worth some attention.
New from KitchenAid
KitchenAid’s presence is always a big deal at industry shows, but this year marks the kitchenware giant’s 100th birthday, making IHHS even more exciting. The brand has several new items coming this year, though April 1st is the earliest date for any of it. Here’s a peek at what’s coming.
Limited Edition Color: Queen of Hearts
In celebration of their birthday, KitchenAid released details on their limited edition lineup in the color ‘Queen of Hearts.’ Available April 1, this color will be an option for the stand mixer, hand blender and hand mixer, food chopper, kettle, and a freestanding range. MSRP $54.99-$7,499.
Ceramic Mixing Bowls: New Designs
Four new designs (like Scandi Floral, pictured above) will be available this spring/summer. KitchenAid says these are 30% lighter than previous models, and the new designs are vibrant, fun, and totally on-trend. MSRP $84.99-$94.99.
Small & Large Appliances Coming 2019
Several other new items from KitchenAid will be out this summer (actual dates TBA), including:
- 2 new blender models (MSRP: $99.99-$249.99)
- 2 drip coffee makers with spiral shower heads (12 cup) (MSRP: $89.99-$119.99)
- Countertop oven and convection oven (MSRP: $159.99-$279.99)
And, one product available now:
7-cup food processor (MSRP: $129.99)
New from Calphalon
Calphalon, best known for cookware and cutlery, showcased their new lineup of small appliances — all available now. These include:
Digital Sauté Slow Cooker: While multicookers/electric pressure cookers were huge this year at IHHS, Calphalon kept it simple with a slow cooker. However, it *is* more than just a slow cooker–the Calphalon can sauté and brown as well. Additionally, the 5.3 quart cooking pot is safe for cooktops and ovens and it is lighter weight than many slow cookers due to its nonstick ceramic coating.
Intellicrisp Waffle Maker: This waffle maker makes Belgian-style waffles and features a digital screen. It also has a clever design that makes it easy to store vertically. It’s a bit on the high end of price at over $100, but positive reviews state that the waffles turn out perfect.
Other new small appliances from Calphalon:
New from Cuisinart
The main new product from Cuisinart generated plenty of buzz during and after the show: The Digital AirFryer Toaster Oven. Available now through the brand’s site and widely available soon, this combo toaster oven/air fryer is a versatile countertop appliance with plenty of bells and whistles.
In person, this toaster oven/airfryer is pretty big, but it seems pretty great. It’s definitely something you’ll want to make sure you’ll have frequent use for due to its size and price. We’ll report more on this new Cuisinart product soon!
New from Keurig
Though it’s been out since last summer, Keurig’s latest coffee maker was on full display at IHHS this year. I wasn’t familiar with it, so I tested it out to make a delicious latte. The K-Cafe has a built-in milk frother that lets you make cappuccinos and lattes with ease.
The brewing and frothing does not happen simultaneously (it only does one function at a time), but it’s still very fast. There are already a ton of reviews on this and most are positive, so I’m personally very excited about this device. In fact, I thought my ancient Keurig finally died the other morning and I got a little excited thinking I’d have an excuse to grab one of these. (It did not actually die, so I haven’t picked one up yet. Sigh.)
Stay tuned for even more on some of the new-to-us products we discovered at IHHS, and for more on these exciting new products as we have a chance to review them.